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Willie's Locally Known

805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
+1 859-281-1116
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Seattle, WA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First Time in Lexington. Ask the Hotel clerk where to go to hear music on a Sunday nite. Yes, Sunday Night. Willie's Locally Known, of course. I pull up about 7:30pm. Not many spots to park, glad I got there early. Enter the bar, have pretty mush my choice of seats. Sit down near the stage, not too close. I... More

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Forestville, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We are here in April 2014 while on our way to Churchill's opening night. There were two or three people at the bar, and one other group of people outside eating besides us. It took the server 15 minutes to bring back our drinks back and come to take our food orders. Then we waited another 45 minutes for our... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very good pub grub, even vegetarian plates, including BBQ. The best part is that it's a local music venue. Great music several nights a week. Fun place.

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Hazard, KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had been wanting to try Willie's Locally Known for a little while and was surprised with a birthday trip on Thursday August 28th. We arrived around 7:30 pm and the band was starting to get ready. I had the Vegetarian platter and was not disappointed. The mac n cheese and the greens were some of the best I've ever... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I visited Willie's for a late dinner (around 9pm) on Sat. Aug. 31. I was tired and cranky after a long day of traveling, and the two BBQ joints the hotel receptionist recommended were either closed or too crowded. We ended up at Willie's because it seemed to fit the bill of BBQ and a local, hole-in-the-wall... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I go into Willie's very often and just cannot get enough! every time I go, they call me by name, treat me like a friend, and serve me the best food I've ever had. I go there with my family, alone, with friends, and with my husband. We love it! I constantly find myself looking for the best burger in... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This little dive bar and restaurant was surprisingly good. The menu selections were fantastic and everyone at the table, (all 8 of us) loved the food. Will definitely go back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Do yourself a favor and order the fried pickles and fried green tomatoes to start with. Everything on the menu is delicious. Great place with a high cover charge to listen to local music. The back patio is covered and really awesome except we sat outside and waited for a server for 15 minutes. Eventually we moved inside so that... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Been a few times and had to have the brisket again. Very tasty and smells outside are as good as the taste of the brisket inside. Lunchtime is better than dinner time as the bands start to play later in the evening and it can get crowded. Still like the brisket best.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. The food was excellent. I had a burger and he had the pulled pork. It was top notch. We came back 2 nights later for dinner and beers. It was even better. There was a benefit going on and my friend had goat stew and I had the wings. 3rd best wings... More

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Additional Information about Willie's Locally Known

Address: 805 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
Phone Number: +1 859-281-1116
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Average Prices: USD 0 - 29
Cuisine: Barbecue

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